Update: Kentucky Senate Passes Road Construction Bill; Measure Expected to Also Pass House
The Kentucky Senate Thursday afternoon approved an ambitious road construction plan that will next head to the House for final passage. The package includes $3.5 billion worth of construction projects over the next two years. The Senate voted 37-0 in favor of the measure.
The bill contains $200 million to widen the heavily traveled I-65 where numerous fatal traffic crashes occurred in recent years.
A crash on a rural stretch of the interstate in Hart County in 2010 killed 11 people, 10 of them members of a Mennonite family.